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Could Colorado get more bang for its buck by cooperating rather than fighting over water projects?
It's getting wintry here on Bonny Lake in eastern Colorado, but Mike Webber is in his parka, fishing from his boat while he still can.
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The benefits of a potential summer aerial cloud-seeding program in the Lower Arkansas Valley were explored last week by a district charged with keeping water in the basin. Cloud-seeding, using silver iodide crystals fired from ground cannons, is already widely used in Colorado.
An eastern Colorado reservoir popular with boaters is nearing its end as the state looks to Bonny Reservoir to send about 4 billion gallons of water to Nebraska and Kansas under a 1942 agreement among the three states to share water.
Speaker after speaker at a Thursday rally in support of a regional water storage project made references to the obvious. They pointed out that the nearly 4 inches of rain that has fallen in Northern Colorado in the past week is all headed for Nebraska and Kansas. “We don’t get thank-you notes from Kansas and Nebraska,” state Rep.
April 8, 2011--Nebraska irrigators object to Kan. call to cut irrigation to 500K acres as water fight resumes (Washington Post)
A U.S. Supreme Court decision that breathed new life into a decades-long water-rights dispute on the Great Plains has renewed concerns among southern Nebraska farmers about what could happen to their livelihoods. The dispute centers on the Republican River, from which Kansas contends Nebraska took more than its share of water in 2005 and 2006.
A southwest Nebraska natural resources district is buying nearly 3,300 acres of land to reduce the amount of groundwater used in the area and help the state comply with the Republican River water use agreement.
State Water Engineer Dick Wolfe and Division Engineer Steve Witte spoke to an overflow crowd of about 100 farmers and ranchers at the Lamar Community Building on topics ranging from the Kansas/Colorado Compact to the seep water issues of concern to many farmers and ranchers. Much of the conversation covered disputes between Kansas and Colorado over water flowing down the Arkansas Rive
State rules on surface irrigation improvements were signed by Division 2 Water Judge Dennis Maes this week, ending nearly three years of meetings on the rules. “The process worked,” said State Engineer Dick Wolfe, who filed the application for the rules. “That was our vision from the outset.